barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

‘Of Exceptional and Outstanding Merit’

Treasures from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The Wallace Collection, London


To mark Lady Barber’s reference to the Wallace Collection as a benchmark of quality for the Barber’s own collections, key items of sculpture and decorative arts from the Barber will be displayed there.

Objects will include an ancient Greek helmet, a 14th-century French ivory casket, and the Butleigh Salt – each of which relates to objects at the Wallace.

The display will complement the Birth of a Collection exhibition at the National Gallery and explore and enhance links between the Barber and the Wallace and their respective collections.


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New Acquisition – ‘St James the Great’

Unknown artist, 'St James the Great', about 1500

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Head of Prudence

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Unknown Italian Artist

Lion Mask

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